The 17th-annual Pet Business Industry Recognition Award celebrates the best that the pet care category has to offer.
Retailers should convey to their customers that rear-fanged snakes are harmless pets.
Though many families seek out turtles as pets, it’s important for retailers to educate them on the specific needs of these herptiles.
Knowing the best products to order and stock are key to maintaining a successful herptile business.
With the holidays approaching, retailers should figure out the best method for marketing kits to potential shoppers.
There are a plethora of tarantula species to satisfy any customer.
Monitor lizards can be great pets, as long as consumers choose the right breed for their lifestyle.
Retailers who are knowledgeable about box turtles can gain family customers that last generations.
Corn snakes are imperative to a successful herptile business.
Customers can often be the biggest uncertainty in your business.
Retailers should encourage sales of herptiles as more people downsize their homes.
While reptile shows might not be an instant moneymaker, savvy retailers can use them as valuable marketing and bargain-shopping opportunities.
The re-legalization of salamander and newt sales within the U.S. could open up new opportunities for herptile retailers.
Herptile retailers should be ready and able to help aesthetics-minded customers transform a bare-bones enclosure into an attractive piece of décor.
Retailers should take advantage of any opportunity to channel the widespread human fascination with prehistoric creatures into a passion for herpetology.
Whether in giant form or one of the more moderate sizes, the amiable tortoise can be an enjoyable and rewarding pet.
For customers looking to venture off the beaten track in snake ownership, sand and rosy boas can provide an intriguing alternative.
Exotic animal retailers have a unique opportunity to bring wonder and new learning experiences into local schools by encouraging and facilitating classroom pets.
Being well-informed on species-appropriate substrates is key to helping customers maintain their pets’ wellbeing.
Despite—or perhaps because of—the aura of danger they carry with them, scorpions can make an intriguing pet.